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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 17, 2010 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions


I am just an idiot, I'm not really lazy. I do know how to search the archive, it just didn't occur to me that there was only one Box of Rain in all of 1970. I thought I'd get a list of them to work through, and surely someone here would know which one I meant right away, 'cus this one didn't sound like any other BoR except the studio one.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 17, 2010 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

Hey, I didn't say it wasn't okay for us lazy and stupid Forumites to ask dumb questions when we know someone will derive some small satisfaction in providing what we want to know without us having to work too hard...lets be honest, have you ever known me to work hard on a post? I always assume someone else will do the "real work"...I just meant the silly "no dumb questions" biz is really off the mark, and the intention behind it, misses the pt, which banditos was hinting at...if you don't know something in a class setting (the original intention behind the comment), and it is "on topic", by all means ask...but, if this is a classroom, can I be the retired principal? Or merely, an outdated principle of sorts?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 17, 2010 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

WT, you remind me of one retired professor from my faculty that come around to give guest lectures, seminars about the history of the Bioresource Engineering department, lead his favorite laboratories, and read random poems about Canadian history. He would often make insightful, humorous, or obscure comments that would make all the kids look at each in confusion.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 17, 2010 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

Oh, I quite agree there is such a thing as a stupid question. The "no such thing" is kindly teachers' attempt to put shy or underconfident students at ease; unfortunately it does encourage, well, stupid questions, and many students have no hesitation or self-consciousness about asking anything that pops into their head in the first place. Meanwhile those who are afraid of asking stupid questions probably aren't encouraged by this, 'cus we KNOW our question is stupid even if other peoples' aren't.

So I wonder if it is really a sound pedagogical principle ... a question for you Mr. Retired Principal. (You're like an emeritus prof who still keeps an office.)

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Sep 17, 2010 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

In no way was that meant to be a knock on Ring-o. It was aimed more for the philosophy behind there are no stoopid questions mentality. It seems to breed mediocrity by the notion that asking is the first option to gaining information. Once again I apologise for the any misunderstanding.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 17, 2010 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

Oh, I wasn't insulted, don't worry. I agree with you, "no stupid questions" is part of the whole "every child wins a blue ribbon" mentality which doesn't really help anybody.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2010 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

Ringolevio, you should check out www.setlists.net as it is easier to search than Archive. And the results in setlists.net almost always contain a link to the archive for the show if a recording exists at archive.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 17, 2010 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

Thanks! Have never tried that.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 17, 2010 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry...there are dumb questions

I find Deadbase helpful too. http://www.deadbase.com/